Bristol City Council are planning to strengthen the weak section of the Chocolate Path in the summer and this will require them to close Cumberland Road to east-bound traffic. Read more “Cumberland Road developments”
From Councillor Mark Wright’s latest Cabot eNews:
“At the same Cabinet meeting as the Cumberland Basin plans, the Mayor’s Clean Air plan was passed. It now fuses the two previous options, of a small-area diesel ban and a wider-area charging zone. It also contains the unexpected detail that Cumberland Road will be closed to eastbound traffic! Read more “Cumberland Road to be one-way?”
After a three-month re-fit with a £1m brand new hull, the Thekla has returned to her familiar mooring opposite the entrance to Bathurst Basin. Built in 1958, the ship marked its 35th anniversary as a music venue in Bristol at the beginning of May. Read more “Thekla comes home”
Work continues (right) on the opening mechanism of the swing bridge leading into Trinn Mills and Bathurst Parade. Pedestrians can use the bridge but it cannot be opened to allow tall marine traffic through. The bridge has been repaired before but the mechanism continued to break down. Read more “Swing bridge repairs”
Cabot Cruising Cub is reinstating electrical supplies for boats moored along Bathurst Parade since the accidental damage to the underwater cables in the Basin caused by the recent dredging.
On Saturday 31st August, M Shed and Bristol Women’s Voice are celebrating Bristol’s Women in Trade. As part of this celebration, Show of Strength Theatre Company is organising an historical walk ‘led by’ Sarah Guppy, the nineteenth century engineer and inventor. Read more “Sarah Guppy and Bathurst Basin”
A second planning application has been lodged by Dr and Mrs Hugh Pratt for the ‘reinstatement of an historic landing stage for use associated with Marchioness site’. The Friends of Bathurst Basin are strongly opposed to the scheme and it forms the latest of their three campaigns.
More information on the FOBB website.
5 in a Hat Theatre Company and Atomic Rhubarb from Weston-Super-Mare are bringing back their zany comedy by popular request. Cabot Cruising Club (CCC) members enjoyed the show in May and invited the company back for the CCC Regatta/Bristol Open Doors event on the weekend of 14th and 15th September. Read more “Lightship Theatre: A Touch of Fool”
Friends of Bathurst Basin (FOBB) are very concerned about proposals to build a block of flats in the railway cutting alongside Guinea Street (picture on the right). It will destroy the view of an historical feature – the railway tunnel opening that linked Temple Meads station with Bristol harbourside. And the current proposal is simply too dominant. Barossa Place, Jubilee Place and parts of the General will be seriously affected.
More information on the FOBB Campaigns page.
Merchants Quay was closed to pedestrians at the Prince Street entry because of a ‘chemical spillage’. The police stated that the Council had closed the road as a precaution and the road would be reopened shortly.